I have download and installed atom on my computer, and recently I wanted to do some work on the atom source code. So I cloned the repository from github and built the source code but when running the resulting executable it seems to open the same atom I have installed on my computer(same theme and packages). So my question is, is it the same version or does it automatically use the same theme and plugins? I want to experiment with the source code but I don’t want to break my currently installed version of atom.
Am I doing something wrong? Or do you recommend running my edited version in a virtual machine?